Local News: Thursday May 9th 2024

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The University of Evansville has announced they are launching a new program this summer. The Springboard Program is aimed to provide students with comprehensive support and resources to accelerate their academic and professional success. Officials say the program is a three-week initiative that begins on July 8th and ends on July 25th. According to a release, it will take place from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday.

The Springboard program offers a platform that integrates academic learning, career development, and personal growth. With a focus on fostering innovation, creativity, and adaptability, this initiative equips students with the skills and mindset needed to excel in their chosen fields.


Mt. Vernon Junior High School has announced that their parent orientation for future 6th graders will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 6:00-6:45 PM. The evening will start at 6:00 PM in the MVJS Main Gym with a welcome and presentation. You will enter through door 21 on the north side of the building. Teachers will review standard procedure and important information regarding the start of school in August. The night is reserved just for parents. Students will have their day at the Junior High during 5th grade retreat days. If you are unable to attend on May 16th, an information packet can be picked up from the Junior High School. If you have any questions, they say to call the Junior High office at 812-833-2077.


North Posey has announced that they will be having their athletic physicals day on Saturday, May 18th from 8:00-11:00 AM. It will be at North Posey High School and is available for incoming 7th-12th grade North Posey students. All athletes planning to play athletics will be required to have an athletic physical on file in the Athletic Office per the IHSAA.


In local high school sports from last night…mother nature impacted all the local scheduled games for both Mt. Vernon and North Posey teams. Coming up this evening if the fields can dry out in time, it will be a busy evening for both schools.

Mt. Vernon Baseball is on the road to play at Southridge at 5:30 PM. It’s a game that can be heard on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com.

Mt. Vernon Softball is home against Vincennes at 5:00 PM.

North Posey Baseball plays host to Boonville at 5:30 PM. Catch that game on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com.

North Posey Softball is also home tonight as they welcome Boonville at 5:30 PM.


The updated high school baseball and softball rankings were released earlier this week. In baseball, North Posey is ranked 2nd in Class 2A…with Forest Park 3rd, and Mater Dei 8th. In Class 4A…North is 8th. Class 3A has Jasper 4th and Princeton 7th. Class 1A features Barr-Reeve 2nd and North Daviess 10th. Teams that received votes include…Memorial, Vincennes, Northeast Dubois, and Evansville Christian.

With the softball rankings…North Posey is 5th in Class 2A. Class 4A has Castle 2nd. In Class 3A…Gibson Southern is 1st and Heritage Hills is 9th. In Class 1A…Tecumseh is 1st.


From Major League Baseball on Wednesday…the St. Louis Cardinals had their series finale at home against the New York Mets postponed due to weather. The game will be made up on Monday, August 5th in St. Louis. The Redbirds will now head to Milwaukee for a four-game set against the Brewers at 6:40 PM. St. Louis has lost 4-straight games and sit at 15-21 on the year.

The Chicago Cubs lost at home yesterday to the San Diego Padres, 3-0. The Cubs collected just one hit as the Padres took 2-of-3 in the series. Chicago is 22-16 on the season and will enjoy today off before heading to Pittsburgh for a weekend series with the Pirates on Friday.

The Cincinnati Reds have now dropped 7-straight games as the fell at home against the Arizona D-Backs, 4-3. Cincy is now 16-20 on the year and will try to avoid the 3-game sweep this afternoon.


From the NBA Playoffs…the Indiana Pacers lost game two of their second-round series in New York against the Knicks, 130-121. The Pacers had a 10-point halftime lead but got outscored 36-18 in the third quarter. Tyrese Haliburton led Indiana with 34 points. The Pacers now trail the best-of-seven series, 2-0. Game 3 is back in Indy on Friday at 6:00 PM.

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